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stone carving of two human figures
  • Krio or Temne peoples
  • stone carving of two human figures, 1975
  • Where object was made: Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • soapstone, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.5 x 5.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.051
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Description

Sculpture of two human figures carved from a light grayish-tan piece of stone. One figure is kneeling at the back and has features carved in relief. That larger figure is holding a smaller human figure in front of it, which is also carved in relief. The heads are proportionally large and have very large, oval shaped eyes. The recesses of the carving are darkened by soiling or intentional application of pigment.